Madison Brooks investigation shuts down bar and 'penalties to be discussed'
January 25, 2023 at 03:02
State authorities issued an emergency suspension of the bar where Louisiana State University sophomore Madison Brooks and her alleged attackers, most of whom are underage, were served alcohol the night she was allegedly raped and then fatally struck by a car.
Brooks, 19, was in Reggie's Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana , before four men - ages 17 to 28 - allegedly sexually assaulted her in a car in the early morning hours of Jan. 15 and then left her to fend for herself.
A driver hit her in East Baton Rouge Parish, and Brooks later died in a hospital, police said.
"The Louisiana ATC is working with Baton Rouge ABC and local law enforcement to investigate and share evidence regarding recent incidents at this establishment," Legier Jr. said.
"Due to the seriousness of the allegations and the potential threat to public safety, an emergency suspension will be issued today."
An emergency hearing will be held next month to "determine what penalties (if any) should be imposed following a presentation of the evidence," he said.
LSU STUDENT MADISON BROOKS CASE: FOUR PEOPLE CHARGED IN ALLEGED RAPE BEFORE SHE DIED AFTER BEING HIT BY CARThe four alleged attackers were arrested and charged.
A 17-year-old, who wasn't identified because of his age, and Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, were charged with third-degree rape.
MADISON BROOKS CASE PUSHES LSU PRESIDENT TO SLAM BATON ROUGE BAR AFTER ALLEGED RAPE, STUDENT DEATHLSU President William F. Tate IV wrote in a statement that it's "time for action."
In a statement released by the university on Monday , Tate wrote that Brooks "was an amazing young woman with limitless potential."
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPReggie's did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital's message seeking comment.
Baton Rouge police officers and sheriff's deputies were seen at Reggie's on Tuesday afternoon.